Brighton College Today


Work on Diamond Jubilee Pavilion is Underway!

Pupils and staff have been tremendously excited this week as structural work on the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion has now begun.  With the main framework now in place, the new sports hub is beginning to take shape, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sussex Downs countryside. Over the coming weeks, contractors will work on creating the changing rooms, referee and first aid rooms, and a large social space with a café-bar, all of which are much-needed at the site.

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Naishel Kelly Memorial Fund

Following the tragic death of pupil Naishel a fund has been established to erect a memorial to Naishel in the Brighton College chapel.

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Blackshaw Building Opening

Former Headmaster William Blackshaw returned to the College on Saturday 28th January 2012, together with family and friends, for the formal opening of the Blackshaw Building, named in his honour. Formerly the classrooms for the Pre-Prep School, which moved over the summer to the old Roedean Junior School, the Blackshaw Building now houses the Maths, PE and EAL departments.

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Rev Canon C J (Bill) Peters (Chaplain, 1950-69) is celebrating his 70th year in the Church

As he approaches his 93rd birthday, Canon Peters said it is “a blessing” to be the last chaplain who served in the Second World War to still be working.

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Sgt. Major Chris O'Connell Memorial Service

The Sgt. Major Chris O’Connell Memorial took place on a freezing January afternoon, but the warmth of feeling amongst the Old Brightonians who came to celebrate Chris’s life staved off the cold. Two former Headmasters were in attendance, Bill Blackshaw and John Leach, and Brighton College was represented by various staff including Deputy-Head John Weeks, Elizabeth Cody and Common Room President Steve Radojcic.

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Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) opens the College's new fitness and conditioning suite

Old Brightonian Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) England wicketkeeper and two-time Ashes winner, returned to the College on Wednesday 30th November 2011 to open, officially, the new fitness and conditioning suite housed in what was previously the pre-prep school hall.

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An old Photograph from Brighton College Junior School from 1946

I enclose a picture of my form in the Junior School, about 1946. Recognisable boys are Acker, Woodthorpe, Seagull, Drayson, Little, Hill I and Hill II, Goldstein.

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A great old picture from Brighton College Prep School

Richard Thornburgh sent us this wonderful postcard of the Junior School when it was in Lewes Crescent.

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A Christmas message from our President, 2011

Brighton College continues to give us all cause for celebration, gaining this year not only the best results in Sussex but also being named the ‘Sunday Times UK Independent School of the Year 2011-12’. The Head Master Richard Cairns and his staff are to be congratulated upon this achievement and of course all of the pupils and staff, past and present, who have contributed to this accolade. It is an achievement that all Old Brightonians should celebrate, and as President of the Old Brightonians I would like to pass on my congratulations for your efforts. We all have different memories of our time at the College, but it is truly a school that we can all be proud of.

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Brighton College - Independent School of the Year Award 2011-12

The Sunday Times has announced that the winner of its much coveted Independent School of the Year Award 2011-12 is Brighton College. This is the most prestigious schools award in the United Kingdom.

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OBs provide careers advice to current pupils at Careers Day

On Friday 18th November the 4th form and the L5 had the opportunity to hear various professionals talking about their career fields.

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Brighton College Senior School Presents "The Mikado"

Even before the final bars of the first night performance had been played by the quite magnificent 34 piece orchestra, which had been carefully assembled by Mr Carter and inspirationally led by our brilliant Musical Director Mr Chenery, the audience had started to applaud and cheer in response to a production overflowing with talent and exuberant energy.

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REPORT: Remembrance Service 2011

Old Brightonians, including previous members of the Common Room and other ex-Brighton College staff, pupils, masters and parents came together for a moving Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November.

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UK Independent Secondary School of the Year 2011

I am writing with some fantastic news. The Sunday Times has decided to award Brighton College the title of UK Independent Secondary School of the Year 2011 in their highly influential Sunday Times Schools Guide to be published this Sunday and on line.

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Ceremony of Remembrance, 2011

More than 1000 staff and pupils of Brighton College, its prep and pre-prep schools filled the College's historic quadrangle to join with the nation in observing silence at 11.00am on Friday 11th November 2011.

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